Category Archives: science fiction

Aliens Among Us

On my recent vacation, I had the opportunity to encounter some delightful earthbound aliens. We entered a long barn-like structure to view hundreds of plastic tubs in rows, full of water. The babies, so small and numerous, were simply called … Continue reading

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Review: The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead

The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead by Lorinda J. Taylor My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is full of marvelous science fiction elements, building not only a vision of a future academia on Earth, … Continue reading

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Review: The Hunger Games: an exemplar on writing tension

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have some aspirations to write for young adults, so this seemed like a good book to pick up. I’m not going to do a plot summary–you’ve probably … Continue reading

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Chatting with Colin Harvey, Author and Anthologist

Colin Harvey has some great novels out in a variety of genres, and has turned his hand to editing as well. He stopped in to talk about his latest anthology project. . . 1. What was the inception of the … Continue reading

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Blah, blah, blah: Exposition and You

As authors we want readers to understand our books.  That seems like a given in genre fiction, anyway.  We may want to be distant, obscure, or sneaky, but ultimately, we’d like people to get it. In writing mimetic fiction (that … Continue reading

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Talking with Nancy Fulda, winner of the Jim Baen Memorial Award

Nancy Fulda is an up-and-coming author with some great short fiction out there, and a novel in progress–often based on some very interesting science ideas. 1.  What was the inception of the project you’re most excited about?  What were your … Continue reading

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